Angle of Repose by Wallace Stegner

Angle of Repose tells the story of Lyman Ward, a retired professor of history and author of books about the Western frontier, who returns to his ancestral home of Grass Valley, California, in the Sierra Nevada. Wheelchair-bound with a crippling bone disease and dependent on others for his every need, Ward is nonetheless embarking on a search of monumental proportions — to rediscover his grandmother, now long dead, who made her own journey to Grass Valley nearly a hundred years earlier. Like other great quests in literature, Lyman Ward's investigation leads him deep into the dark shadows of his own life.

The 742nd greatest fiction book of all time


This book is on the following lists:

  1. - 82nd on The Modern Library | 100 Best Novels (Modern Library)
  2. - Pulitzer Prize for Fiction (Pulitzer Prize)
  3. - The 80 Books Every Man Should Read (Esquire)
  4. - The 100 Greatest American Novels, 1893 – 1993 (Jeff O'Neal at Bookriot.com)

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Name Binding Sales Rank Lowest New Lowest Used Published
By Wallace Stegner: Angle of Repose Hardcover 723897 $193.54 $12.90 1971
Angle of Repose Mass Market Paperback 519982 $19.99 $0.01 1985
Angle of Repose (Contemporary American Fiction) Paperback 169468 $3.00 $0.01 1992
Angle of Repose Audio CD 1119997 $28.30 $19.00 2010
Angle of Repose by Wallace Stegner (2010) Audio CD Audio CD 782230 $61.45 $50.39
Angle of Repose Hardcover 1186925 $119.44 $13.55
Angle of Repose Mass Market Paperback 2251651 $133.28 $0.01 1981
By Stegner Wallace - Angle of Repose (Contemporary American Fiction) (Reprint) Paperback 104502 $7.26 $1.60 1992
Angle Of Repose Part 1 Of 2 Audio Cassette 7351510 $19.99 1996
Angle of Repose (Modern Library) Hardcover 945149 $19.99 $6.58 2000
Angle of Repose Paperback 257589 $13.27 2014
Angle Of Repose Part 2 of 2 Audio Cassette 14222819 $9.99 1996
Angle of Repose (Penguin Classics) Paperback 16921 $10.19 $2.05 2000
Angle of Repose (Penguin Twentieth-Century Classics) Kindle Edition 9782 $11.84 2000